Designed for both Internet service providers and their corporate customers, the rack mounted caching appliance
takes over the delivery of web content from web servers, enabling the servers to maintain over 100,000 permanent connections and perform order processing and other crucial tasks more efficiently.
The ICS is a scalable, proxy caching appliance
technology available for license by Intel architecture-based OEMs.
The MediaMall 2.3 streaming media caching appliance
can handle at least 3 Gbps.
Earlier this week, Intel Corp previewed a new turnkey web caching appliance
based on the technology, due for release next year.
A scalable caching appliance
can be placed in the network to serve data from high-speed memory as opposed to disk.
A typical deployment would involve a client-side caching appliance
installed at each remote office and a server-side caching appliance
at the data center.
According to IDC research, CacheFlow (www.cacheflow.com), Sunnyvale, CA, is the caching appliance
market leader, with more than 35% of market share in 2000.
As part of the agreement, Novell will integrate its Internet Caching System caching appliance
and its Content Exchange web-server acceleration system with Akamai's Akamaizer software.
vendor CacheFlow Inc doesn't appear to be on Network Appliance Inc's radar, even though it clearly sees the filer specialist as clear competition in its market.
The offerings include a new Internet caching appliance
for heavily-requested web pages called Intel NetStructure Cache 1500, Intel NetStructure 7180 e-Commerce Director - a security authentication 'accelerator' and load balancer, Intel NetStructure 7110 e-commerce Accelerator, the Intel NetStructure 7140 and 7170 Traffic Directors, the Intel NetStructure 7190 Multi-Site Traffic Director and the Intel NetStructure 6000 Series Switch, a high speed switch for the rapid transmission of data.
CacheFlow Inc is extending its web caching appliance
line onwards and upwards with a new high-end configuration designed to support carrier-class companies with internet pipes ranging from T3 (45Mbps) to OC12 (622Mbps).
Computer system manufacturers Pionex Technologies Inc and Quantex Microsystems Inc have licensed Novell's Internet Caching System, a caching appliance
architecture designed to increase the capacity of web servers, and plan to make their cache appliances available in 3Q'99.